March

  • , General news

    Graphical user interfaces can be protected in China

    From May 1, graphical user interfaces (GUI) will become eligible for design patent protection in China, following a revision of the examination guidelines by the State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO). However, designs which are unrelated to human-machine interaction or product function, such as…

  • , General news

    The Nordic countries remain strong in Global Innovation Index

    The latest Global Innovation Index from EU has just been released. Just like last year Switzerland is ranked as no. 1 in the world and Sweden as no. 2, by a small margin before the UK. Denmark is ranked as no 9. Several parameters within Innovation input and Innovation output are combined…

  • , Awa news

    Awapatent maintains high rankings for trademark work

    MIP – Managing Intellectual Property – recently released the annual trademark survey, where the leading trademark firms of 2014 are recommended and ranked. Just as last year, Awapatent scores high in the list in both Sweden and Denmark. In the ranking, the leading IP firms of each country are listed…

  • , General news

    Nordic/Baltic divisions in the Unified Patent Court

    Yesterday the governments in Sweden and the three Baltic countries signed an agreement on a common regional division within the UPC system. The court will be placed in Stockholm and the language used will be English. In Denmark, the government has decided to establish a local Danish division of the…